Monday, 29 November 2010

Scandinavian Fancy Dress: Discuss

God bless Twitter.

I put a late night shout-out for ideas on what to wear to our Scandinavian-themed Christmas party. And what do I get? A barrage of some fabulous, some downright disturbing ideas.

Bizarrely, Lady Gaga managed to make an appearance: with herring or with Danish bacon (yes, *that* dress from the music awards).

Then there was the dark Wallander and Larsson inspired 'bikers, goths, murders, misogyny, cigarettes, coffee, casual sex'.

One that made me smile was A-Ha and herring. Two of my all time favourite things.

Then there was the to-be-expected blonde/viking wench with a good smattering of vodka, beer and drunken flat-pack assembly.

The award for cutest, cleverest by far goes to Scandinavian children's tales: Pippa Longstocking, Moomintroll and Snork Maiden.

So what do you think? Do you have any other suggestions?


  1. Oops, hat tip to: @LouWoodley @caxtonian @sarah_booker @addiply @jphubbard @lukewaterfield

  2. A giant meatball!

  3. Ooh how about going as a hulder, like Jenny one of the characters from Monarch of the Glen - a Neil Gaiman short story? Hulder look like women but they have tails and superhuman strength.

  4. So the definition of a Huldra reads:

    'The huldra is a stunningly beautiful, sometimes naked woman with long hair.'

    Safe on the long hair bit. Not sure about the rest...